Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (Bill Spindler's Antarctica) edit / delete

Everything you could possibly want to know about the construction and maintenance of the South Pole research station since the 1950s. Some highly entertaining photos and stories here.

to antarctica cold engineering research science south-pole ... on 06 January 2018

Account of the Skerryvore lighthouse - Stevenson, Alan edit / delete

Having recently read "The Lighthouse Stevensons", here's Alan Stevenson's book. Well worth flipping through -- even if just for the diagrams!

to engineering history lighthouse retrotech ... on 06 April 2017

Adrian the Rock - British Railway Signalling edit / delete

A very large collection of pictures of railway signals in the UK, including typical and unusual installations. I came here looking to find out what places were still using semaphore signals, and several hours later was still happily clicking away...

to amusements engineering railway retrotech signalling ... on 17 March 2015

Festipedia edit / delete

"Festipedia is dedicated to recording the history of the Festiniog Railway from the 19th Century to the present day. You will also find much detail on the Welsh Highland Railway." I hadn't realised quite how big the FR/WHR is now -- I need to find an excuse to visit at some point!

to engineering festiniog history mechanica museum rail trains transport wales ... on 20 September 2014

Andrew Briddon Locos Home edit / delete

A collection of (mostly) commercial diesel shunters, with detailed articles about their mechanical restoration. I now feel less worried about the space my instruments and computers take up -- at least I don't have 17 railway locomotives to find homes for!

to diesel engineering history mechanica rail retrotech trains ... on 20 September 2014

Northwestern Lightboard edit / delete

A fairly high tech setup for videoing chalk-and-talk lectures. (Flipping the image is the clever part...)

to chalk-and-talk engineering teaching whiteboard ... on 29 November 2013

Sound Software | Sustainable Software for Audio and Music Research edit / delete

Including Sourceforge-style hosting for academic audio projects. They run workshops using the Software Carpentry techniques.

to audio engineering hosting open-source software sustainable ... on 17 October 2012

Main Page - Chinese Watch Industry Wiki edit / delete

As it says. Really quite interesting.

to china clock engineering mechanica timekeeping watch ... on 28 September 2012

LacusCurtius • Frontinus on the Water Supply of Rome edit / delete

The Latin text, and an older translation. It about ties for readability with the modern one, but it's not as accurate (and it tends to guess when the Latin is clearly gibberish).

to aqueducts engineering frontinus history plumbing rome ... on 06 August 2012

Frontinus Translation Introduction edit / delete

A decent readable modern translation of the classic (i.e. only surviving) work on aqueducts in Ancient Rome. (How did I get here? Frontinus shows up as a character in the Falco books.)

to aqueducts engineering frontinus history plumbing rome ... on 06 August 2012

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